Mateusz Bogusz is hoping to leave Leeds United for good after impressing on loan with UD Ibiza in the Segunda division.
The Polish midfielder is currently in his second season on loan in the Spanish second division, having played for UD Logrones last season. He struggled at Estadio Las Gaunas, having started only nine times and having scored only once as they suffered relegation.
However, it’s a different story this time around with Bogusz thriving on the White Island. Indeed, he already equaled his number of starts last season, but, having tripled his number of goals, he is clearly adjusting much faster to his last loan.
And it looks like Bogusz is highly regarded by Ibiza as well, with the player apparently one of the first names on their roster.
Now the 20-year-old has made it clear his intention to make the move permanent.
Talk to Super Express, Going through HITC, Bogusz openly admits that he’s having fun in Ibiza and sees himself making his stay more permanent.
“Honestly, I didn’t like it in Logrones. We mainly defended on the pitch.
“Ibiza is completely different. We play a lot here and we want to keep the ball. It’s okay with me. It fits my style. If I could, I would like to stay in Spain.
And while Bogusz is highly regarded by Marcelo Bielsa, his outlook at Elland Road looks pretty bleak.
During his time at Leeds, the Poland Under-21 international only appeared three times under the Argentinian. As such, he appears very far down the Leeds hierarchy.
Indeed, according to Sportowe Fakty, Leeds are ready to discuss the sale of Bogusz next summer. However, they say Victor Orta will insist on a buyout clause in any permanent departure of the 20-year-old.
The Polish source claims the Leeds director of football is likely to ask for that amount to be set at £ 7million. This will give Leeds the chance to spark a return to Elland Road for Bogusz if he becomes an even bigger success in Spain.
Beckford discusses Leeds struggles
Leeds United, meanwhile, lack two traits in the final third that Bielsa’s sides are generally known to exhibit, according to Jermaine Beckford.
In 12 appearances this season, the Whites have plundered just 11 goals. Three of them came against lower league Crewe Alexandra in the EFL Cup second round.
Such a lack of power would have been unfathomable just a few months ago. Indeed, Bielsa’s side took the Premier League by storm last year with their fluid football.
Former Leeds striker Jermaine Beckford was working as an expert on Air sports during their loss to Arsenal.
Beckford acknowledged the absence of key attackers as a factor inhibiting their offensive exit. Patrick Bamford and Raphinha were both missing due to injury.
However, Beckford highlighted the lack of relentlessness and cruelty in the final third as a major problem plaguing Leeds.
“In terms of intensity, it was right up there,” Beckford said. “On the quality side, especially in the last third, not quite there. This has been one of the main problems for Leeds United this season.
“Getting into the bottom third, creating opportunities wasn’t really a concern. But having it in the right place at the right time to put the ball in the net, you have to be more relentless and ruthless in front of goal. This is especially true at this level.
“They missed key players. This impacts teams with smaller teams in terms of shaping the right players at the right time.
“Being able to show quality on the pitch is the next step in Leeds United’s evolution under Marcelo Bielsa in the Premier League.”
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